The Nuggets got a 27-point performance from Nene Hilario, who added 11 rebounds as Denver ran past Memphis 108-107 on Sunday at Pepsi Center.
Denver won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 6.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 214.5.
Denver got 25 points from Arron Afflalo and another 13 points from Carmelo Anthony. Nene Hilario contributed 6 assists, while Nene Hilario cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Memphis got 24 points from Rudy Gay in a losing cause and another 19 points from Mike Conley. Mike Conley contributed 9 assists for the Grizzlies, while Zach Randolph had 12 rebounds.
Denver led at halftime, 62-47.
The rebound battle favored Denver as they grabbed 42 boards, while Memphis only had 37.
Denver heads into a battle against the Bobcats. Memphis, meanwhile, will have their next action against Utah.